Users' questions

Are there new DEA rules for chronic pain?

Are there new DEA rules for chronic pain?

In an effort to curb opioid drug abuse and addiction, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued new rules that limit the accessibility of hydrocodone, putting chronic pain sufferers who rely on the drug in an impossible situation.

What are the charges against the pain Doctor?

Federal prosecutors have accused the neurologist of illegally prescribing thousands of opioid pills. He is charged in U.S. District Court with 246 counts of distribution of controlled substances and 24 counts of healthcare fraud. His trial is set for January.

Can a PCP prescribe narcotics with a DEA number?

Your PCP needs to refer you to a pain management Dr as the DEA doesn’t allow primary to give out a controlled substance scripts and your Dr could lose his license. Actually any dr with a DEA number can prescribe narcotics. Whether they should or not is the question. Its not too safe for them to do it.

How are other patients affected by the DEA rule change?

In attempting to decode how other patients have been affected by the DEA rule change, the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) released a survey of assessing the first 100 days after the regulatory change. The results are scary: · 88 percent of patients felt that the changes denied their rights to access pain medication

Are there any DEA criminal cases against doctors?

DEA is in the process of adding to this site cases against DEA physician registrants since 2003 which have resulted in arrests and prosecutions. 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Is the Attorney General blaming pharmacists or the DEA?

The attorney general is blaming pharmacists and the DEA. The DEA is pointing the finger at the pharmacists, who say they’re scared of the DEA. The blame game isn’t helping patients feel better. The DEA also said pharmacists are the last line of defense, and stress that they should look at the totality of a case and not blindly fill prescriptions.

Are there punitive actions against pharmacists by the DEA?

“Well, they shouldn’t be. I mean DEA has never exercised any punitive actions against a pharmacy or pharmacist unless their actions have been egregious and habitual,” said Walsh. Walsh said the DEA does not set quotas on the number of pills pharmacists can dispense.

Why do doctors sign a pain management contract?

Generally, doctors who use these contracts say they are an effective way to let patients know what to expect while under their care. They also believe the contracts let patients know how to use the medications safely, including how to store them at home.